'Croatia Are The Real Winners,' Tweeps Praise Croatians For Finishing Second In FIFA WC 2018

France thrashed a combative Croatia 4-2 in the dramatic final to win the FIFA World Cup for the second time in 20 years

The Croatian football team failed to lift the FIFA World Cup as they lost to France 2-4 in a dramatic final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Moscow on July 15. France scored twice in each half as they lifted the FIFA World Cup trophy for the second time in 20 years.

France took the lead in the 18th minute following a first-ever own goal in a World Cup final as Mario Mandzukic headed a free-kick into his own goalpost.

Croatians, however, levelled through a strike from Ivan Perisic in the 28th minute.

In the 38th minute, Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty to regain France’s lead which was further increased to 3-1 by Paul Pogba in the 59th minute.

Kylian Mbappe made it 4-1 in the 65th minute before Mandzukic pounced on a blunder from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to reduce the difference to two goals in the 69th minute.

Afterwards, Croatians struggled to score another until till the on-field referee blew the last whistle.

Though Croatians lost the chance to lift their first-ever FIFA World Cup, they won millions of hearts. Soon after the result, Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for Luka Modric-led Croatia as they termed them the ‘real winner’.

Meanwhile, Luka Modric won the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award.